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#12299281 - 06/18/17 08:53 AM Ulterra or Ultrex
Kungfoogrip Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 06/07/17
Posts: 27
My new boat came with the 112# Fortrex and while this is an awesome trolling motor I really want a gps anchor and I have Lowrance electronics. I understand not having Hummingbird I lose a couple features but I am ok with that. The gps anchor is my main concern. Any input on which one to get?

TIA

Kungfoogrip

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#12299283 - 06/18/17 08:56 AM Re: Ulterra or Ultrex [Re: Kungfoogrip]
tx2va07 Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 07/24/14
Posts: 532
Loc: Joshua, TX
Ultrex if you're bass fishing. No question.

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#12299294 - 06/18/17 09:10 AM Re: Ulterra or Ultrex [Re: Kungfoogrip]
Blackcoal Offline
Outdoorsman

Registered: 11/12/15
Posts: 24
Loc: Magnolia, Texas
+1 for the Ultrex.

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#12299313 - 06/18/17 09:36 AM Re: Ulterra or Ultrex [Re: Kungfoogrip]
21xs Elite Offline
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 02/23/12
Posts: 3423
Ultrex

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#12299316 - 06/18/17 09:37 AM Re: Ulterra or Ultrex [Re: Blackcoal]
forkduc Offline
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Registered: 03/28/07
Posts: 11327
Loc: Plano,Texas
++2 for Ultrex

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#12299319 - 06/18/17 09:38 AM Re: Ulterra or Ultrex [Re: Kungfoogrip]
Kungfoogrip Offline
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Registered: 06/07/17
Posts: 27
You guys have helped me decide. Ultrex it is. Gonna call my boat shop tomorrow!

Thx

Kungfoogrip

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#12299374 - 06/18/17 10:30 AM Re: Ulterra or Ultrex [Re: Kungfoogrip]
SteezMacQueen Online   sleepy
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 11/02/14
Posts: 4438
Loc: Red Oak, Galveston, and Pagosa...
You won't regret it. It is, by and far, the best thing I have ever added to my boat.

While I have birds, I don't have networking birds(Helix 7's) The only features you lose are contour following and room to store more tracks and spot locks. I think you can store 6 of each on its own. Not sure.

Just being able to sit in a spot in just about any weather is worth the money, add the very easy steering and cruise control and it's easily worth the money.

I was using a FX 21 with a Fortex 112 on it Thursday night and the hole time I was wishing I had my little Nitro.....because the Ultrex makes my boat better for fishing VS a $60,000 boat without it.
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#12299397 - 06/18/17 10:50 AM Re: Ulterra or Ultrex [Re: Kungfoogrip]
Champion 221 Elite Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 10/12/09
Posts: 847
Loc: Grand Saline, Texas
ULTREX!I have 2 of them.Best thing I have ever purchased for my 2 boats!
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#12299411 - 06/18/17 10:56 AM Re: Ulterra or Ultrex [Re: Kungfoogrip]
21xs Elite Offline
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Registered: 02/23/12
Posts: 3423
Keep the Fortrex for a spare, it will go on the Ultrex bracket.

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#12299453 - 06/18/17 11:34 AM Re: Ulterra or Ultrex [Re: Kungfoogrip]
the skipper Online   content
Extreme Angler

Registered: 07/04/11
Posts: 2948
Loc: nederland, TX
I love my ultrex but I will admit, I saw a guy with the ulterra at the launch the other day and it looked pretty nice. Looked nice being able to sit at the drivers seat and deploy or stow and all that. I wouldn't trade mine though

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#12299573 - 06/18/17 01:24 PM Re: Ulterra or Ultrex [Re: Kungfoogrip]
Bruce's Guide Service Online   content
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 09/04/03
Posts: 4064
Loc: southlake
My ulterra has help me fish more. Also easier to launch. And i have the option to run it as a foot control or remote. Plus i like the 60 inch shaft. I can sit in 25 mile per hour winds and just fish


Edited by Bruce's Guide Service (06/18/17 01:24 PM)
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#12299652 - 06/18/17 02:32 PM Re: Ulterra or Ultrex [Re: Kungfoogrip]
Jobucko Online   content
Outdoorsman

Registered: 06/06/11
Posts: 98
I love my new Ulterra and I bass fish exclusively. So nice to be able to deploy/stow the motor from the drivers seat and then control it from anywhere on the boat. I even covered over the foot pedal well upfront since I only use the remote. Now I have a completely open front deck.

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#12299653 - 06/18/17 02:32 PM Re: Ulterra or Ultrex [Re: Kungfoogrip]
Bobby Milam Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 07/13/14
Posts: 2950
Loc: Arlington
After 2 years of running electric steer, I really have no desire for cable steer so I like the liters for the easy deployment

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#12299884 - 06/18/17 05:55 PM Re: Ulterra or Ultrex [Re: Kungfoogrip]
tx2va07 Offline
Pro Angler

Registered: 07/24/14
Posts: 532
Loc: Joshua, TX
I personally can't imagine trying to bass fish and constantly control the trolling motor with a remote. Especially fishing shallow.

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#12299892 - 06/18/17 05:57 PM Re: Ulterra or Ultrex [Re: Kungfoogrip]
bigbass94 Online   content
TFF Team Angler

Registered: 05/27/12
Posts: 3933
Loc: San Antonio, Texas
Ultrex
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